Team StencilGirl

Carol Jean Baxter
Carol Jean Baxter is the product of a delightful childhood filled with the meter of poetry, the warmth of quilts, and the deliciousness of home-baked rolls. She's made her living as an office manager, a massage therapist, and as an award-winning reporter and editor. She is a practical joker, listens to a lot of rock and roll music, is an avid science fiction fan, and loves to splash in the sea. Carol makes resin jewelry, and is a newbie stencil artist. Recently, she exchanged her glass slippers for dances in the kitchen with the love of her life, quite barefoot. Carol writes from a mountain hamlet with a noisy white cat at her feet and a fat striped cat that fiercely guards her closet full of hats.

 Anna Friesen is a Canadian mother of three with a child-like wonder of anything beautiful, anything pink, and circles. She delights in exploring with color, patterns and textures on a page. Stencils have long been a love of Anna’s. She used stencils way back when she used to scrapbook.

 Karen is a mixed media artist with a passion for color and a soft spot for paint. She works in a regular job full time and daydreams all day about the moment she can let loose in her journals in the evening. She's a mother as well and loves nothing more than creating with her daughter in their matching art journals. Karen believes that making Art is for everyone and loves to encourage and inspire others to make. She loves to try new techniques and colors and believes that there is no such thing as too many art journals.

 Cindy Gilstrap is a mixed media artist with a love for art journaling, messy paint palettes, vintage paper and fabric, and new art supplies. It’s not unusual for her to run errands with paint on her clothes. She loves creating quirky art and inspiring others and believes creative play is so important. Cindy can be found teaching creative classes online at Big Picture Classes and on her own website.

Janet Joehlin
Janet Joehlin is a late blooming artist. She is a wife, a mom, a friend, a seeker, a quilter, a traveler and an artist. She is full of gratitude and shares her art work on her blog.

Originally from Northern Virginia, Gwen Lafleur is a mixed media artist currently living in South Jordan, UT. She works full-time in the eCommerce industry and spends as much free time as possible in her studio playing and making art and teaching the occasional mixed media class. She loves to get her hands dirty with paint, inks, glue, and all kinds of mediums and is a certified art and craft supply junkie. Gwen is a stencil addict turned stencil designer who adores their versatility and the fact that she can use stencils with just about any medium or project. You can keep up with Gwen on her blog,

Mary C. Nasser is an artist and art educator living in the Greater St. Louis Area. She's had over 30 solo shows since 2002 and has been awarded numerous residency opportunities. Since 2007, she has participated in three public art projects in St. Louis, too. Recently, Mary's mixed-media map paintings and interview appeared in Featuring magazine. She is also a contributing artist in the book Stencil Girl by Mary Beth Shaw. Learn more about Mary and her mixed-media art on her blog at

Since childhood, Sandee Setliff is happiest when she has paint and glue on her hands! Playing with new products and getting messy is time well spent in her book. She creates a variety of mix media signs, cards, and altered art, and her creative style ranges from cute and fun to clean and simple which she sells in a local gallery called the Art MoB. Her latest passions include art journaling, typography and making art books. When she is not crafting, she is photographing wildlife and hiking through the lovely North Carolina mountains. She is 58 years old, single and deliriously happy checking off her bucket list as she goes along in life. Learn more about Sandee on her In the Hills of North Carolina blog.

Mary Beth Shaw
Mary Beth Shaw is author of Flavor for Mixed Media and Stencil Girl, is a columnist for Somerset Studios Magazine and a Golden Artist Educator. She is the founder of StencilGirl Products, LLC.
Mary Beth worked in the insurance industry for 18 years before she quit her job I 2000 to re-ignite a childhood love of art. Since then, she has spent all her waking hours exploring life as a painter working in mixed media, primarily acrylic, encaustic and collage. She initially put lots in lots of hours as a road gypsy, exhibiting at outdoor art fairs and selling as many as 300 paintings in one very blurry year. She transitioned into being a workshop instructor and finds pleas helping students find their own voice as a painter. She welcomes mistakes because they so often provide a delightful detour into new territory.

 Kristie Taylor began her artistic journey when she was a small girl. She would sit at her mother’s feet as she sewed and collect her fabric scraps to make Barbie clothes. At some point, someone bought her crayons and a coloring book, and it all started with those simple tools. When Kristie was about 10 years old she even won a painting contest at the local library. She’s been creating most of her life and doesn’t plan to stop her artistic “obsession” anytime soon. Kristie loves to create, all kinds of things and can happily spend hours and hours in her studio painting and assembling mixed media or assemblage projects. Kristie loves to put different things together to create something new and beautiful.

 Tammy Tutterow is a lifelong artist and crafter who grew up with creative parents in a home full of arts and crafts supplies. She loves all types of crafts but finds her true crafting passion in papercrafts, ribbonwork, and fabric crafts ~ combining elements of all three into her projects.  She is also an illustrator, focusing on hand lettered pieces.  She has a signature collection of stamps and dies with Spellbinders Paper Arts. 
When Tammy is not creating, she is a wife and mother of three. Her family lives in a vintage bungalow just outside of St. Louis.  If it’s shabby, chippy, or vintage, Tammy adores it ~ she scours flea markets and estate sales for old treasures. She is a fair weather gardener, so if the spring breezes are blowing, you will probably find her playing in the dirt in her flower garden with her Boston Terrier Cracker Jack by her side.

 Tina Walker is a lover of all things Artsy and Crafty! Art is an outlet that allows her to keep my sanity and is a retreat from my daily career responsibilities. She has been crafty her entire life, creating in bursts of artistic energy. In 2009 the scrapbooking bug hit her hard when I moved to Salt Lake City, the home to all things Scrapbooking. Creating became more of a way of life, than an occasional pastime. Tina’s project selection and medium choice is constantly changing. She loves to experiment and believes bad mistakes do not exist. All “mistakes” are a chance to learn and try new ideas. As Tina always says, “You can always cover it with Gesso and start over.” Her latest creative passion is all things Mixed Media, including Art Journaling, Assemblage, and Fabric Art. Mixed Media is her perfect discipline for her because it encompasses multiple products, mediums and design techniques.